The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee – by David Treuer (Hardcover) Best


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The Heartbeat of As featured on NPRs Weekend Edition and Amanpour and Company An informed moving and kaleidoscopic portrait of Indian survival resilience adaptability pride and place in modern life. Rarely has a single volume in Native American history attempted such comprehensiveness . . . Ultimately Treuers powerful book suggests the need for soul-searching about the meanings of American history and the stories we tell ourselves about this nations past. –New York Times Book Review In a marvel of research and storytelling an Ojibwe writer traces the dawning of a new resistance movement born of deep pride and a reverence for tradition. Treuers chronicle of rebellion and resilience is a manifesto and rallying cry. –O The Oprah Magazine Chapter after chapter its like one shattered myth after another. –NPR Part of the magic of this book stems from Treuers ability to move seamlessly back and forth from the Big Indian Story to the voices of living Indians explaining to us and to themselves what it means to be Indian American and both at the same time. . . . open[ing] a window on the contemporary Indian world in its dazzling variety and infus[ing] the book with a kind of vividness and punch rarely found in narrative histories. . . . Its hard to imagine there will be a better more compelling look at Indian country than this one anytime soon. –The Daily Beast A gripping medley of academic rigor reporting and memoir Treuers fascinating and unconventional account of Native American history burns with a passionate sense of resiliency. –Washington Post Sweeping essential history…Treuers storytelling skills shine…[an] elegant handling of [a] complex narrative. –The Economist [Treuer] writes with hard-won authority … powerful and deeply felt. –New York Review of Books Treuer … presents a more nuanced and hopeful vision of the past and future of Native Americans. –Vanity Fair Pushes the reader beyond [a] narrative of sadness defeat and cultures ruined. . . . Treuer weaves in written history reportage and personal stories to complete this record of who Indians are post-1890 and who they always have been. –Vox Highly readable…a welcome compendium of Indian voices and insights that will be fresh for many readers…[An] urgent story. –Newsday Vivid…Treuer evokes with simmering rage the annihilation of Indian lives and worlds but he also unearths a secret history of Indians flourishing in art government literature science and technology…Beautifully written. –The Minneapolis Star Tribune A gripping medley of academic rigor reporting and memoir Treuers fascinating and unconventional account of Native American history burns with a passionate sense of resiliency. –The Dallas Morning News Among the most important works of American cultural nonfiction in at least the last decade maybe more. . . Heartbeat is a monumental achievement arriving at a key moment in American Indian history. Our varied cultures are exploding with wonderful artists and writers sharing indigenous stories from all over the continent that detail a multitude of experiences. We must show more of ourselves to the world. Treuers book is one writer making huge strides in doing so.–The Missoulian A hybrid work of historical scholarship memoir and reportage Treuers tome might be called a Native-focused cousin to the late historian Howard Zinns seminal book from 1980 A Peoples History of the United States.–Santa Fe New Mexican Treuer provides a sweeping account of how the trope of the vanishing Indian has distorted our current understanding of Native peoples. Instead of seeing Wounded Knee as the final chapter he recovers the importance of World War II urban migration casinos and the computer age in reshaping the modern Native American experience. The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee is written with conviction and illuminates the past in a deeply compelling way. –Nancy Isenberg author of White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America An ambitious gripping and elegantly written synthesis that is much more than the sum of its excellent parts–which include a rich array of Native lives Treuers own family and tribe among them–The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee brings a recognition of indigenous vitality and futurity to a century of modern Indian history. –Philip J. Deloria Professor of History Harvard University In clear and vivid prose David Treuer positions unforgettable portraits of contemporary Indian people within a compelling narrative of the experiences of indigenous peoples in the big sweep of time. His book offers a powerful challenge to the persistent and pernicious idea of the vanishing Indian replacing it with a far more accurate story of Indian peoples repossession and restoration of sovereignty and dignity. –Patricia Limerick author of The Legacy of Conquest and co-founder Center of the American West Sweeping consistently illuminating and The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee – by